MATHEMATICS OF PLANET EARTH (MPE) EXHIBITION
The MPE exhibition is a collection of open source material on the web that can be used by museums and schools around the world to stage own exhibitions or to learn more about the MPE topics. These modules form the basis of a permanent virtual and real exhibition that is hosted by the IMAGINARY platform, a non-profit organization which originated at the Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach (MFO), an international research center based in the Black Forest of Germany.
Details and the open source data of the exhibition modules and upcoming events can be found at:
MPE Exhibition Page (English)
MPE Exhibition Page (Spanish)
MPE Exhibition Page (German)
MPE Exhibition Page (Turkish)
MPE Exhibition Page (Korean)
MPE Exhibition Page (French)
The exhibition was launched on March 5-8 2013 at the Headquarters of UNESCO in Paris. Several museums already confirmed staging the exhibition in the next years. Details on the planned events can be found at the exhibition website. We are still looking for new contributions and modules, new translations and ideas, to further expand the exhibitions. For more details see this link.
The module authors do constant updates and we are working on adding additional material (background-information, manuals, translations etc.).
EXHIBITIONS AND EVENTS
Feb. 15, 2020
Mathematics of Planet Earth Exhibition at Imperial College London
From Dec. 16, 2017
Permanent installation of the winning modules of the 2nd MPE competition at the Museum for minerals and mathematics in Oberwolfach, Germany.
Oct. 21, 2017 to Oct. 29, 2017
2nd Mathematics of Planet Earth Exhibition, London, UK, with old and new MPE material including the winners of the new MPE competition. This exhibition was organised by the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in the Mathematics of Planet Earth (MPE) at Imperial College London.
Jul. 24, 2017 to Aug. 5, 2017
Exhibition at the university of Cape Verde which included a chapter on MPE.
Apr. 24, 2017 to Apr. 27, 2017
MPE at Festival da Matemática in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Apr. 17, 2017 to Apr. 18, 2017
Exhibition booth at the Science Village at the Gombe Institute in Kinshasa (DRC) as part of the 4th edition of the Science and Technology Week.
Mar. 22, 2017 to Mar. 31, 2017
Mappae mundi, the new web-based version of The Sphere of the Earth (winner of the first MPE competition) was launched at the Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal. The program was launched on March 22th 2017, in the context of the exhibition Formas & Fórmulas, at the hall of the science faculty of the University of Lisbon.
From Jan. 19, 2017
Permanent exhibition “Mind and Shape” at Eberhard Karls Universität in Tübingen, Germany, with interactive MPE modules.
From Oct. 24, 2016
Permanent exhibition “Formas & Fórmulas” at University of Lisbon with interactive MPE modules.
Jun. 9, 2016 to Jul. 10, 2016
Exhibition in Nuremberg, Germany, at the glass cube of the Künstlerhaus.
May. 14, 2016 to May. 22, 2016
Exhibition to celebrate the 10th anniversary of Xi’an Jiaotong Liverpool University in Suzhou, China, in May 2016.
Mar. 8, 2016 to Mar. 10, 2016
Interactive exhibition at the Next Einstein Forum Global Gathering in Senegal, featuring images, films and digital interactives of MPE, developed and presented by African and international scientists.
From Feb. 18, 2016
Permanent mathematics installation at the Mathematikon Shopping Center in Heidelberg, Germany, including some MPE exhibits.
Jan. 27, 2016 to Jan. 29, 2016
At the Leibniz MMS Days – an activity of the Leibniz Network “Mathematical Modeling and Simulation” – Dietmar Kröner, vice director of the Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach, talked about exhibits related to mathematical modeling and simulations (among them for example the interactive exhibit Dune Ash).
Nov. 2, 2015 to Nov. 5, 2015
Maths and Science Exhibition and Workshop, organized by African Institute for Mathematical Sciences AIMS-Sénégal in Mbour, Senegal. Find a detailed description an many photographs in this blog.
Oct. 24, 2015 to Nov. 1, 2015
Big MPE exhibition in London, UK, organized by the EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) in the Mathematics of Planet Earth (MPE).
July 5 – August 2, 2015
Big MPE exhibition with interactive modules and hands-on modules in Heidelberg, Germany, organized by the Heidelberg Laureate Forum Foundation.
May 9, 2015
One-day MPE exhibition at 20th Berlin Math Day, Germany.
June 13, 2015
One-day MPE exhibition at the Berlin Science Night 2015, Germany.
April 29 – October 20, 2015
Several exhibitions in Turkey, including interactive MPE modules, in Turkey, as part of the IMAGINARY Turkey project.
April 25 – April 27, 2015
NIMS-IMAGINARY exhibition at the KMS Spring Meeting in Busan, South Korea, with several interactive MPE modules.
November 5 – November 7, 2015
AIMS-IMAGINARY exhibition in Cape Town, South Africa, including several interactive MPE modules like Dune Ash, The Future of Glaciers and The Sphere of the Earth.
August 15-20, 2014
Exhibition at the ICM 2014 with IMAGINARY and MPE exhibits on interactive displays. The exhibition will also include images and 3d-prints and will be shown in the main public hall (COEX building) of the ICM 2014 congress.
On the 27th of March 2014, the exhibition “Mathematics of Planet Earth” in the Deutsches Technikmuseum in Berlin will inaugurate.Three interactive modules will be shown (Dune Ash, The Future of Glaciers) and a new module on Tsnuamis (made by French mathematicians specially for this exhibition). Additional detailed explanations on differential equations and their use in models and simulations are given at the exhibition.
November 22 – December 1, 2013
Exhibition “Mathematics of Planet Earth – Structures, Networks, Optimization, and Waves” in Bangalore, India. It is organized by the International Centre for Theoretical Sciences (ICTS) and Center for Applicable Mathematics (CAM) of Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR). The exhibition is based on the four major themes: Waves, Networks, Optimization and Structures. It will be held at the Visvesvaraya Industrial & Technological Museum in Bangalore, India.
More information on the exhibition
November 14, 2013
Opening of the interactive MPE installation Dune Ash at the MiMa – museum for minerals and mathematics in Oberwolfach (Opening talk by Prof. Dietmar Kröner from the University of Freiburg).
Infos and flyer: Info and flyer (in German)
Launch of the “IMAGINARY-Entdeckerbox” (explorer box) project which includes the highlights of the MPE exhibition (Dune Ash, Future of Glaciers, The Sphere of the Earth and Bottles of Oceanography). All modules were translated into German (also all additional material and manuals) and a special explorer box booklet was prepared. The box contains 3d-prints, films, a dvd with all programs, card board sculptures, 3d glasses, posters, postcards, a catalogue, etc. It is open source (can be downloaded for free) but it can also be bought for the production cost only. Its main focus are schools or groups working with mathematics! One of the highlights is a DVD or USB-Stick with all programs that start automatically (no installation required).
More details and download: Details
Booklet with info on the MPE programs: Booklet
May 2013 to December 31 2015
A special MPE module was added to the Formas & Formulas exhibition in Lisbon, Portugal.
Info and pictures: Formas and Formulas
April 4 to June 6 2013
Exhibition “Sense of Scale, Measure by Color: Art, Science, and Mathematics of Planet Earth” in Bowdoin, USA.
MPE Exhibition in Bowdoin